This is the 2nd band practice with Conrad on vocals so it is what it is....
Tracks 1-5 were recorded on 1-27-88 in a basement in Marmora, NJ; with a realistic tape deck, a Maxell xXLII 60 minute chrome tape, a pair of headphones and a clip on condenser microphone.Lipski and Conrad are on the right channel and KC and I are on the left with a lot of bleedthrough. Unfortunately I was unable to follow the irregular beats whenever a guitar solo happened and we could not always here each other. Also for some strange reason Conrad would start singing at the beginning of guitar solos and then when Lispki went back to the rythymf or him he would stop... Even Lipski would occasionally wander into dissonance and miss a change and everyone knows how great he was... Please forgive us we were children!
Tracks 6-11 are from the B-side recoorded on 1-30-88... Recorded the same way but bass and drums are on the right and the levels are better. There is much less slop and we seem to have gotten somewhere tightening up our main tunes. There are some rough starts and stops and it seems the drums are following the guitar so every tremolo dive or solo makes a spark plug misfire and stutter... I was also going "off the pick" cold turkey and was trying to fingerpick the bass lines... The best versions of all the songs were on a tape I refer to now as "TAPE #4" that contained either 60 or 90 minutes of the last versions of our best songs before the band evolved into Optional Death.
November 16, 2010
hwre are the videos dude???
August 11, 2006
Vintage Metal Space
Even though side one is rough and none of these songs are in complete and polished form, this is a historic snapshot of the greatest band that was never known. The "metal-space" improv side trips in the least expected songs shows that Lipski could have been Jerry. I even remember a few Warfans walking around with ghetto blasters playing these songs, the few fans you had were dedicated. With some more practice and some clean drumlines you guys would have done something good for the music industry. The mainstream producers missed out on a great opportunity and I hope they burn for overlooking you guys. Maybe next life time! Working in an unfulfilling high stress job whle artistically starving your mind 10 hours a day must be hard. Hats off to you guys....